Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Lactobacillales, Family Enterococcaceae, Genus Vagococcus, Vagococcus martis Tak et al.
Gram-positive cocci. Non-motile. Non-spore-forming.
Colonies grown on tryptic soy yeast agar plate, have a creamy colour and irregular
form. Facultative aerobic. Optimum growth temperature is 37 ºC, Can grow in pH 7
and in the presence of 0.5 % (w/v) NaCl.
Isolated from the small intestine of a marten, Martes flavigula, which was killed on the road in Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of
- Tak, E. J., Kim, H. S., Lee, J. Y., Kang, W., Hyun, D. W., Kim, P. S., Shin, N. R. and Bae, J. W. 2017. Vagococcus martis sp. nov.,
isolated from the small intestine of a marten, Martes flavigula. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 67, 3398-3402.
Negative results for catalase & oxidase.
(c) Costin Stoica